Crisis Zones: Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and flooding in the midwest U.S. (Episode 1821)

More than 750 deaths – so far – in the wake of Cyclone Idai that rampaged Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi in Africa. It’s one of the worst weather-related disasters to hit the southern hemisphere. 

How is help being activated following Cyclone Idai?

Video captured in the aftermath is astounding. Homes, schools, people’s livelihoods destroyed in a matter of moments.  

This week on Context: We take a look at why natural disasters happening all over our world are triggering domino effects of more floods, droughts, famines, and other weather disasters and how we can help our global neighbours in these crisis zones. 


World Vision – Cyclone Idai relief

Samaritan’s Purse – Cyclone Idai relief

Samaritan’s Purse – U.S. disaster relief

Volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse Nebraska disaster relief

Iris Global


Care Canada


Joseph Kamara, Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director for World Vision South Africa

Shelby Stapleton, World Vision Senior Program Officer

Elizabeth Wolkovich, Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia

Rahul Singh, GlobalMedic Executive Director

Shaughn McArthur, Policy and Influence Lead, Care Canada

Dustin Sheldon, Iowa Farmer

Kristen Koning, Samaritan’s Purse Program Manager

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